Mangaka Musings 06/26/2020

Thoughts from the mangaka about their manga, lives and other random things.

By Jeric Llanes June 26, 2020

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Hard-Boiled Cop and Dolphin
Ryuhei Tamura

Hardboiled Tamura

Long time no see! My dream is to create manga at a relaxed pace while living on a southern island. I’ll do my best!

Magu-chan: God of Destruction
Kei Kamiki


I came up with a pen name to use when I got serialized in Jump, but my editor rejected it…

Riichiro Inagaki

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I did research on the space center for Eyeshield 21. Who knew it would come in handy 15 years later…?

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto

MM_Mashle Komoto

Lately I’m obsessed with holding my toothbrush in place while moving my head from side to side. It’s fun!

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

MM_My Hero Kohei Horikoshi V2

I can’t be the only one who watched Beastars and then went out to buy an egg sandwich.

Haruichi Furudate

MM_Haikyuu Furudate V2

I haaaaaaate the heat! Reaaaaaaaaaally hate it!

Shiro Usazaki

MM_Actage Shiro

Staying at home all the time hasn’t changed my lifestyle that much. I just have longer hair now.

Time Paradox Ghostwriter
Tsunehiro Date

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Some of the Jump stuff in this series is real art from the designer. I’m so grateful!

Ayakashi Triangle
Kentaro Yabuki


I’m looking for a good screen that will make the art look like an actual issue of Jump. Things just look different when they’re printed.

Tomohiro Hasegawa

mm_Mori King Hasegawa

The thing in Oki’s mouth in this week’s chapter is a straw, not a cigarette. Since he’s a butterfly…

Bone Collection
Jun Kirarazaka

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It’s starting to rain more now. I’ve been practicing my umbrella bankai for the first time in a while.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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Because the domain at the prison didn’t have a jujutsu technique attached to it, it’s not like the octopus battle.

Black Clover
Yuki Tabata

MM_Black Clover Tabata V2

I’m so happy to be working in the same magazine as Tamura-san! I know it’s tough, but let’s both give it our all!

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

MM_Yozakura Gondaira V2

I really like the duet between Elsa and a certain voice in Frozen II. It’s great when two singers sing to each other.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

MM_Undeadunluck Tozuka

I bought some mangoes from a home-delivery service and ate them with my assistants. Delicious! I’ll get some more.

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

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I’m really looking forward to director Goro Miyazaki’s new movie. I recommend Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter.

Agravity Boys
Atsushi Nakamura

MM_Agravityboys Nakamura

My hair has grown way too long. It’s like Mr. Children during their Bolero days.

Mitama Security: Spirit Busters
Tsurun Hatomune

MM_Mitama Security Hatomune

I’ve been watching Jaru Jaru comedy routines on YouTube. Amazingly hilarious!

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


Lately my wife and I are enjoying a game called Overcooked. Hard, but fun!